Women in Tech
Hello, I'm Brittany Van Vliet, co-owner of 208Geek, a woman-owned IT and computer repair company located in Meridian, Idaho. Today, I want to shed light on a topic that’s close to my heart – the incredible contributions of women in the tech industry and the importance of our presence.
Empowering Women in Tech
As a woman co-owner of 208Geek alongside my husband, Jacob Van Vliet, I know firsthand the value of diversity and inclusion in the tech world. We have built 208Geek with a strong commitment to empowering women and fostering an inclusive environment. It’s not just about equality; it’s about embracing the unique perspectives and talents that women bring to the field.
The tech industry has long been plagued by stereotypes and misconceptions, often portraying it as a male-dominated field. While it is true that women have historically been underrepresented, this narrative is changing rapidly. Women are breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings, and making our mark in various tech roles, from coding and cybersecurity to IT management and computer repair.
At 208Geek, we believe that diversity in thought leads to innovation. Women bring fresh insights and creative solutions to complex tech problems. Our unique perspectives can challenge the status quo, leading to breakthroughs that benefit us all. We actively encourage and celebrate the contributions of women on our team and in the broader tech community.
Supporting Women in Tech
Empowering women in tech doesn’t stop at being willing to hire women and including them in all aspects of computer and information technology; it is also about providing support and opportunities for growth. At 208Geek, we offer mentorship programs, training initiatives, and a welcoming atmosphere that encourages women to thrive in our tech careers. We are proud to be a part of the change that’s sweeping the industry.
Role Models and Inspiration
It is essential for women in tech to see role models who have paved the way for us. Women like Ada Lovelace, who is often credited with writing the world’s first computer program, and Grace Hopper, a pioneering computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral, each left lasting legacies. We inspire us to push boundaries and pursue our passions, regardless of gender.
Creating a Welcoming Environment
In addition to championing women in tech, 208Geek strives to create a welcoming environment for everyone. We believe that a diverse team fosters creativity and helps us better understand and serve our clients’ needs. When you choose 208Geek for your IT and computer repair services, you are supporting a company that values diversity and inclusion.
Join the Movement
Women in tech are here to stay, and our influence will only continue to grow. If you are a woman considering a career in the tech industry, don’t hesitate to pursue your dreams. Seek out mentors, build your skills, and find companies like 208Geek which are committed to your success.
Women in tech are not only making significant strides but also shaping the future of the industry. At 208Geek, we're proud to be a woman co-owned company that actively supports and champions women in tech. Together, we are breaking down stereotypes, championing innovation, and creating a more inclusive tech landscape. We invite you to join us on this journey and celebrate the incredible contributions of women in technology.
About 208 Geek in Meridian, Idaho
Owner/Operator Jacob Van Vliet began building and repairing computer systems for friends and family out of his home in 2001. Jacob was receiving so many requests for computer repair, that in the Fall of 2005, he opened 208 Geek with the vision of providing outstanding service and peace of mind. He has committed 208 Geek to delivering unparalleled and peace of mind. He has committed 208 Geek to delivering unparalleled, friendly, and professional service, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. His wife, Britany joined the team in 2013 and is happy to bring a female perspective to the computing table.